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Subject: [Shop-talk] clean used engine before use?
From: Steven Trovato <>>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:23:49 -0400
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I have a 4 cylinder MG engine that was removed from a car in good 
working order.  I know the previous owner and I trust him.  The 
engine has been stored without valve cover, oil pan, manifolds, etc 
in a working garage.  It basically just sat in the corner for a year 
or so.  I would like to use this engine as is, without disassembling 
further.  My question is, how would you clean this before use?  I 
could use a hose, but I am concerned that water will get trapped in 
inaccessible places.  I also considered spraying it down with 
WD-40.  They make a "big blast" version with a wide area 
spray.  There isn't any major dirt I'm trying to deal with, but I 
figure a couple of grains of sand could have landed in it 
somewhere.  It seems like a rinse would be a good idea.  Thoughts?

-Steve T.

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